Birdie binge propels Bohn to Zurich Classic title
AVONDALE, La. – Jason Bohn won the Zurich Classic for second PGA Tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes Sunday at TPC Louisiana for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over Jeff Overton.
Bohn, who completed a third-round 71 in the morning in the weather-plagued tournament, finished at 18-under 270. The 37-year-old Bohn also won the 2005 B.C. Open.
Overton mounted a persistent challenge, twice tying Bohn on his way to a 66.
Overton birdied the 18th, but Bohn, who made birdie putts of 51/2 feet on No. 15 and 22 feet on No. 16, had to only tap in on 18 for his fifth birdie of the round.
Troy Merritt (67) was third at 14 under, Lee Janzen (69) was another stroke back and Greg Chalmers (69) was 12 under.
Heavy rain and lightening Friday and again Saturday morning delayed the early rounds. Bohn, who led wire-to-wire, played 24 holes Saturday and 30 Sunday.
He earned $1,152,000 after making $395,321 in his previous eight starts this year.
Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Mark O’Meara got the help he needed to win for the first time on the Champions Tour, teaming with Nick Price to beat Joey Sindelar and John Cook on the second hole of a playoff in the better-ball Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
O’Meara, the 1998 Masters and British Open winner, won for the first time since the PGA European Tour’s 2004 Dubai Desert Classic.
Price ended the playoff with a 7-foot par putt.
Cook and Sindelar (61) and O’Meara and Price (62) finished at 28-under 188 in the 54-hole event at The Club at Savannah Harbor, an island layout in the Savannah River.
Andy Bean and Lu Chien-soon (64) were a stroke back, and Bernhard Langer-Tom Lehman (63) and Fred Couples-Jay Haas (64) tied for fourth at 23 under.
Ken Green, making his first Champions Tour start since having his lower right leg amputated after an auto accident in June that killed his brother and girlfriend, teamed with Mike Reid tied for 26th at 12 under. They had a 71 on Sunday.
JEJU, South Korea – Australia’s Marcus Fraser broke a seven-year title drought, shooting a 3-under 69 to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the weather-shortened Ballantine’s Championship.
Fraser had just one bogey going into final round and added only one more, on the 18th hole. He finished at 12-under 204 at Pinx Golf Club, where the tournament was shortened to 54-holes after fog delayed the first day of play for nearly seven hours.
The 31-year-old Fraser won for the first time since the 2003 Russian Open.
Australia’s Brett Rumford (71) and Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin (72) tied for second, four strokes back.
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